Sharing and Permissions on Windows Server 2003

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Windows Server 2003 R2
Hey all, 

  I was wondering if anyone could help me out with some permission settings.  We have a file server with different network drives on it.  One of the drives is an Accounting drive.  My issue is that I need to give permissions to a single user for 5 directories within the drive.  I do not want her having permissions for anything else on there.  How could I do this without mapping 5 new share drives and maintaining security?

 

 



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server 2003r2, windows 7 x64
ASKED: June 8, 2011  7:08 PM
UPDATED: June 13, 2011  8:05 PM

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Consider using DFS (distributed file system). Give them rights to those directories via share(s) and using dfs you can put all the shares under 1 drive letter. We use dfs for all our shares, we grant the users access to whatever share they need (we have over 30 shares under dfs). The other nice thing about dfs is we can move the share to another drive (or another location for that matter), remap DFS and the user doesn’t even know it moved because it’s still under the dfs drive letter.

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  • Guardian
    I trust all the information on the Drive is within each respective folder. You can just give permissions to the directories you want the user to access. Even at a granular level.
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  • RamseyB
    Thank you so much. I might need help setting it up but found a good guide to start me out right now. I will let you know how it goes.
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  • RamseyB
    And Guardian, that is how I basically have it setup right now. However, within Windows Navigator the path to the dirrectories show up and show folders she should not see.
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  • RamseyB
    I am getting a error when I try to link the file. I am using the DFS on the server with the directory but getting error that the server is offline, or network problems, or firewall. Why would any of those interfere if the folder is on the server? <a href="http://s751.photobucket.com/albums/xx159/Ramsey322/?action=view&current=dfsrooterror-2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i751.photobucket.com/albums/xx159/Ramsey322/dfsrooterror-2.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
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  • RamseyB
    Sorry forget what format to use sometimes:
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  • RamseyB
    http://i751.photobucket.com/albums/xx159/Ramsey322/dfsrooterror-2.jpg
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  • Guardian
    Hi RamsetB, That's good! So you said you're setting up DFS which is suitable method as Orangehat suggested. Have you set it up? You say you're trying to link the file or the folder to the root? If so then you're trying a new link! What version of windows server 2003? Regards
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  • RamseyB
    I am running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2. I went into DFS, right now there are no Roots, so I right clicked the DFS and selected New Root. Followed prompts through Domain Root, checked the domain I wanted "domain.local", for the Server Name I found the Server under the AD- The Server is the same one that I am currently working on, should I select one of our other servers to host the root?- For the Root name I just put LBC_Share. The UNC path to root is \domain.localLBC_Share- Do I need to create this folder before moving forward?- Then the next part is asking what "Folder to share", here I nav to the first directory I want to share E:AccountingFolderFolderFolder and hit OK. Now I have a new DFS but want to add 4 more directories to it. Under DFS I have the \domain.localLBC_Share listed. Do I just Right-Click and choose "New Link"? Does this add a link to the one already there or replace it?
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